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« Reply #105 on: August 12, 2003, 10:15:58 AM »
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I saw it last night it was great.
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« Reply #106 on: August 12, 2003, 10:56:45 AM »
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You Bostonian BASTARD!!! Are you going to go into more detail or are we going to have to rely on the mixed review over at AICN?

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« Reply #107 on: August 12, 2003, 05:25:44 PM »
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there's a mixed review?  everyone who went loved it, I dunno how you could not like it, it was a fun movie with a killer soundtrack, it's good in all the parts that's supposed to be good, and tongue in cheek in all the parts supposed to be cheesy.  yes, I've seen all that gore in a similar fashion in movies like Versus and whatnot, but you know, this one was done with so much more style and budget, not to mention a killer soundtrack.  it wasn't deep, thematically speaking it was a lot lighter than pulp fiction or dogs (even though this one's all about revenge and is abundant with severed limbs, violence involving children--not towards, involving, and whatnot).  It was a great movie.  the soundtrack was one of thes best in an action movie.  you really can't scoff at a movie that doesn't take most of itself very seriously.  all the actors get to deliver meaty speeches, and unlike the matrix that tries to be all deep with their monologues, QT's monologues are just a lot better 'cause they don't really try to be all that much.
and you know, as a huge martial arts snob I thought I was gonna have tons of problems with Uma Thurman's moves, but they even danced around that very gracefully--by getting Sonny Chiba to choreograph it.  for those of you who don't watch Sonny Chiba--he's got some of the ugliest moves in martial arts history, but they're fun to watch because they're so brutal and so clever.  I think most of what I saw yesterday was choreographed by Chiba, so I still have no idea what they're gonna look when they do kungfu, probably shitty, but kill bill volume one looked gooood.
speaking of volume one, it was also entirely appropriate to have it in two volumes, even though in the beginning I thought it was a cheap thing to do, because that was a good satisfying two hours.
the thing is, I thought I would be the one giving a mixed review because I always thought that I was OVER QT, that it was just an adolescent male thing, longing to be cool and badass, and QT just happened to be there during the times.  And then later on we saw all these QT ripoff hip crime movies with blood and irony and say, man, QT ain't all that, and then I analyzed all the QT movies to death--that's just john ford meets scorsese meets john woo meets melville...etc., but dammit, man's got a mind of his own and a voice of his own.  He's probably the flashiest of all directors working right now, and that's probably why he's a star director, because he's reminding people constantly that they're watching a film, and in case of kill bill, a really cool martial arts gore film.
other genre-embracing/crossing movies ain't got nothing on kill bill.
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« Reply #108 on: August 12, 2003, 05:44:53 PM »
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The mixed review said that it was basically all action and no story (he also said that it was hard not to have fun with it, since QT was there and got everyone hyped up). There's another review up there now, though, that says basically everything you said (i.e. it kicks ass). I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to hear that RZA score...his Ghost Dog tracks were awesome, I can't wait to hear what he unleashes here. I'm even MORE hyped now.

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« Reply #109 on: August 12, 2003, 07:44:01 PM »
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Quote from: P
Quote from: ebeaman
"That woman deserves her revenge...we deserve to die."

God, that line gave me chills just reading it! This officially got me more excited about this movie than ANYTHING else...even the teaser...wow. Best fucking line ever, seriously...wowwww.

hey, whatever weens u off All the Real Last Year Girls..


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I'm afraid nothing will ever "ween" me off of that my friend...sorry....or maybe I'm not actually, we still talk about Boogie Nights close to 7 years after its theatrical release date and Pulp Fiction after almost 10...so yea, I'm shouldn't be sorry. All the Real Girls hasn't even been released on dvd yet.

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« Reply #110 on: August 13, 2003, 05:51:37 AM »
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in real life...no girls

in movie life...all the real girls

kill bill was enjoyed by me pre silver screen naw whut i meen?
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« Reply #111 on: August 13, 2003, 11:43:19 AM »
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according to somebody from a screening over at AICN, quentin says volume two should follow in january.
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« Reply #112 on: August 13, 2003, 12:09:17 PM »
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in real life...no girls

in movie life...all the real girls


There are no girls in real life? That would suck.

I'm sorry, lately I've been trying to read and understand your posts but it's hard for me. They always look interesting or maybe funny but I just never get them. I want to and I really do try to though. I'm not one to just ignore what I don't understand.

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« Reply #113 on: August 15, 2003, 07:07:05 PM »
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Couple more production photos:



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« Reply #114 on: August 15, 2003, 09:25:58 PM »
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Awesome Mac, those will definitely be in rotation as my wallpaper.

Just read a great little (kinda big I guess) article on Kill Bill in the new Premiere magazine. They had their big fall preview and gave Quentin's comback a whole article...pics and a whole little interview within it, it was really pretty nice to read. Anyway, I don't if people already know this but I didn't and I still can't really believe what I read but...there was this little blurb in there about how he likes to dress up according to the scene or scenes that he's filming for the day...like they had a picture of him shooting a scene at a hospital with scrubs on...it was really really weird. My scanner isn't working, I'd scan it if I could. There's some other cool pics in there too. Can't wait!

You guys should pick it up by the way, even if you normally don't. All of their preview issues are worth getting...and they claim this one is their biggest yet. There's even this cool mini preview of The Undertow, David Gordon Green's next film...talks about DGG directing a vomiting scene, it's very funny. Also, they have a full page about Intolerable Cruelty, the Coen's next movie...can't wait to see that too. Check it out, it's a great magazine.

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« Reply #115 on: August 16, 2003, 12:48:46 AM »
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Anyway, I don't if people already know this but I didn't and I still can't really believe what I read but...there was this little blurb in there about how he likes to dress up according to the scene or scenes that he's filming for the day...like they had a picture of him shooting a scene at a hospital with scrubs on...it was really really weird. My scanner isn't working, I'd scan it if I could. There's some other cool pics in there too. Can't wait!


i think avary does the same thing (kind of). on mr. stitch he and the whole crew dressed in white, and on killing zoe hed dress accordingly to the color scheme of the film (white beginning, blue second part, red end)

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« Reply #116 on: August 16, 2003, 12:19:31 PM »
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i think avary does the same thing (kind of). on mr. stitch he and the whole crew dressed in white, and on killing zoe hed dress accordingly to the color scheme of the film (white beginning, blue second part, red end)


Wow, really!? That's kinda creepy to me, maybe I'm the one that's weird, but I don't know...that's just kinda lame to me. It's definitely dedicated, I will say that. It's just not something I would ever do.

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« Reply #117 on: August 17, 2003, 12:59:32 PM »
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shad up

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« Reply #118 on: August 17, 2003, 01:09:10 PM »
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shad up

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« Reply #119 on: August 17, 2003, 03:41:57 PM »
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but just out of curiosity, link me to that thread

 

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